WRITING 200 - Writing with Digital and Social Media
Winter 2022, Section 003 - The Art of the Photo Essay
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Sweetland Center for Writing (WRITING)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

The Art of the Photo Essay welcomes students interested in exploring visual alternatives and complements to traditional textual narrative and argumentation. In this course, students will develop skills of visual composition and presentation through creating, editing and curating a portfolio of photo essays. Technically, this course will introduce students to elements of visual composition such as selecting and framing a subject, choosing a background, understanding light (both natural and introduced), and using Photoshop. Using these skills, students will compose photo essays that make arguments and tell stories. Throughout the course you will keep a blog that documents the evolution of your projects as well as your development as a photo essayist. The photo essays you create will be workshopped by your peers; while this process is aimed at improving your technical skills and rhetorical vision, you will also draw inspiration from seeing how others in class are handling the assignments.

Course Requirements:

Four photo essays, four pieces of short reflective writing, and a presentation on a professional photographer of your choosing

Intended Audience:

Interested undergraduate students

Class Format:

Workshop

Schedule

WRITING 200 - Writing with Digital and Social Media
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
19171
Open
4
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
27789
Open
5
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
37012
Open
4
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
005 (SEM)
 In Person
37013
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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